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Zion Hill Homecoming Singing (Cooper Revision)

12 miles south of Henderson, Texas (Rusk County) off Hwy. 840

June 16, 1996

The annual Zion Hill Homecoming Sacred Harp Singing was called to order by John Morris leading songs on pages 58 and 59. Donald Ross led the morning prayer. Leaders called were: Joe Nelson 61, 274t; Charlie Vaughn 63, 337; Mary Bachmann 393, 344; Dalton Clanton 507b, 563; Donald Ross 121, 466; Janie Oliver 384, 170; Gaylon Powell 493, 559; Edith Owen 276, 442t; Oma Gentry 447t, 358b; Jr. Smith 53, 67.

RECESS

John Morris brought the class back to order leading song on page 377. Leaders: Dr. Harold Hill 74b, 168; Myra Palmer 101t, 100; Diane Ross 40, 171; Burt Russell 75, 418; Nathan Sarvis 488, 427; Monnie Ross 49t, 143.

The memorial lesson was led by Donald Ross leading song on page 541 in memory of those who have passed away in the last year.

LUNCH

John Morris opened the afternoon session of singing by leading song on page 186. Leaders: Barbara Moore 225t, 239; Curtis Owen 507t, 300; Abbie Morris 108b, 145; Joan Smith 119, 127; Dale Redmon, Jr. 274t, 397; Ruby Morris 345, 277; Joan Porter 505, 159; Robert Vaughn 413, 456; Clydene McKey 56, 573; David Rousseau 72, 82.

RECESS

John Morris called the class to order by leading song on page 272. Leaders: Emmie Morris 142, 215; Charlie Vaughn 549; Mary Bachmann 110; Dalton Clanton 395b; Donald Ross 47; Gaylon Powell 512; Edith Owen 49; Jr. Smith 383; Diane Ross 146; Monnie Ross 422; Barbara Moore 497; Abbie Morris 207b; Dale Redmon, Jr. 540; Joan Smith 45. John Morris led song on page 69 for the closing song. David Rousseau led the closing prayer.

Chairman—John Morris; Secretary—Emmie Morris.